Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs
Bilal Khan is the Founding Managing Director of OneEleven, a post-seed technology accelerator focused on helping Canada’s most promising, high-growth start-ups commercialize their technologies and scale their operations. OneEleven is a unique partnership between industry, venture capital, government and academia with the objective of making Canada a global leader in the innovation economy. Bilal is a Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto where he advises on innovation policy and is also a Fellow at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University.
Prior to joining OneEleven, Bilal was the Director of Policy and Senior Advisor to three consecutive Minister’s of Economic Development, Trade and Innovation for the Province of Ontario where he was responsible for establishing and implementing policies to help advance Ontario’s economy. A lawyer, Bilal spent his early career practicing corporate and securities law as Legal Counsel to Russell Investments, a U.S. based multi-asset manager (acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group). Bilal has also worked at the United Nations at the Centre for Business and Human Rights.
Bilal sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Club of Toronto, the Business Advisory Group of the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), the Advisory Board of IBM’s I^3 Project (an IBM Watson initiative), the Advisory Board of the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX), and the Advisory Board of Technicity at the City of Toronto.
Bilal is an alumnus of Singularity University at the NASA Ames Research Centre California in the area of exponential technologies and holds a JD from the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.